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CREATIVE PRODUCING

 

A little bit about me

I'm a filmmaker / video creator with experience working in digital media, advertising, documentaries, TV, & Film. I currently live in Brooklyn, NY with my wife Mary, two rescue cats, Dexter & Will Feral, and adopted dog, Chewie. And I love hot sauce so much that I put it on pretty much everything like Buddy The Elf with his maple syrup.  

 

After graduating from Syracuse University, I moved to LA and worked as a PA and EP/Writers' Assistant for shows such as FX's JUSTIFIED as well as AMC's MAD MEN. I then spent 2 years working in TV development with Emmy Award winning writer/producers André & Maria Jacquemetton through a Warner deal before moving switching over to digital content in NYC.

 

As Thrillist's first Video Producer hire in 2015, I helped develop the overall look, style, and tone of editorial video as well as branded content where I led video campaigns including the viral hit "Old Man Strength" for MillerCoors which has reached over 190 million views making it one of the most organically viewed ads online of all time. It was also the 5th most viewed online video in the first 24 hours ever (as of 2018).

 

During my 4+ years with Thrillist, which later became part of Group Nine Media (NowThis, The Dodo), I've had the incredible privilege to film in over 35 cities domestically and abroad for brands such as; Hilton, Marriott, Hotels.com, Microsoft, Verizon, Chase, Miller Lite, Bud Light, JetBlue, Delta, Frank's RedHot, Chobani, L.L. Bean, Mexico City Tourism, Tourism Ireland, Amazon Studios, GE, Carnival, Royal Caribbean, Captain Morgan, Smirnoff, BAI, and more. 

 

In 2019, I became the Executive Producer at The Foundry - Meredith Corp's Award Winning in-house custom content studio, where I oversaw a team of 11 producers before transitioning into the role as head of development (original series) for the Meredith Brands which include Travel & Leisure, Food & Wine, Real Simple, Health, etc..  

AWARDS / HONORS

 

— Grand Prize Winner of Good Planet Foods #PlantedSurprise Video Contest (2020)

— 2x OMMA awards: Facebook Video of the Year & Member's Choice Award -- Smith & Forge "Old Man Strength" (2016)

 

— Arc Award at Sundance for 'Best Use of Viral' -- Smith & Forge "Old Man Strength" (2017)

 

— Webby Awards 1st Honorable mention - Smith & Forge "Old Man Strength"(2017)

 

*"Old Man Strength" has reached over 190 million views making it one of the most organically viewed ads online of all time, and was the 5th most viewed video online in the first 24 hours ever (as of 2018).  

 

— Digiday Award for Best Branding Consumer Campaign  GE "THE SCIENCE OF HOT (2016)

 

— Digiday Award for Best Use of Real Time Streaming -- Royal Caribbean 'Friendsgiving' (2017)

 

— Sunscreen Film Festival West Official Selection -- "Joe, actually" (short film) (2016)

— Newport Beach Film Festival Official Selection - "Take Care" (short film) (2020)

— Los Angeles Latinx Film Festival Official Selection - "Take Care" (short film) (2020_

 

— WildSound Grand Prize Winner for Best 1 page screenplay -- "Mime Fine"
(2014)

 

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